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(73-51) Washington Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles- (68-56)
Date: Tuesday August 23rd, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Oriole Park, Baltimore, MD.
Projected Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs Kevin Gausman
MLB Moneyline Odds: Orioles -136
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9.5
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The Nationals take on the Orioles at Camden Yards on Tuesday evening.
The Nationals just took three out of four against the Braves over the weekend and have won six of their last nine games.
The Orioles are really struggling at the moment, sliding down the AL East Standings after losing three games in a row.
Reynaldo Lopez gets the start for Washington, he’s 2-1 with a 4.37 ERA and 1.46 WHIP.
Kevin Gausman takes the mound for Baltimore, he’s 4-10 with a 4.11 ERA and 1.32 WHIP.
This matchup features two highly offensive teams. The Nationals score the six most runs in the league this season, with an average of 4.9 runs per game.
They also have the sixth most home runs with 164 and seventh best OPS at .760.
Nationals offense absolutely lit up the Braves, they scored 32 runs in that series but they’ve been producing for even longer than just their last series.
In their last 11 games they’ve scored 77 runs, that is seven runs per game.
Reynaldo Lopez has pitched well since because called up but two of his starts were against the Braves, who doesn’t usually score much.
He’s had four starts since July 19th and has given up 12 runs over 22.2 innings of work.
So he’s been pretty good but it’ll be a much different test against the Orioles.
The Orioles have one of the most feared offenses in the league. They hit for a high average at .262 and an even better slugging percentage at .772.
They’ve also hit the most home runs in the majors with 192.
Their offense has struggled to be consistent though, they’ve scored just five runs in their last two games but scored 21 runs in their two games prior.
Their pitching has also lacked consistency, including Kevin Gausman.
He’s been pretty good overall but gave up five over 6.2 innings in his last start against the Astros.
He had three straight quality starts prior to that so look for him to bounce back in this one.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Nationals have won three of their last four games
- Nationals have scored 42 runs in their last five games
- Nationals totals have been over five games in a row
- Orioles have lost three games in a row
- Orioles have scored 26 runs in their last four games
- Orioles totals have been over three of their last four games
Free Washington Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Prediction:
The Nationals have been scoring outrageously and it’s for that reason that they get the edge offensively in this one.
But you can never count the Orioles out because they can explode any given game and it happens very frequently, just not consistently.
The pitching matchup goes to the Orioles. While Lopez has done pretty good, he hasn’t been tested by any real offensive juggernauts like the Orioles.
Gausman is typically good for a quality start, especially after a poor start he tends to bounceback.
I like the Orioles in this one.
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This one could see either team explode offensively but I think Gausman will have a strong outing and Lopez will get the benefit of the doubt until he actually has a poor start.
Take the under.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Orioles 5-4
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